Tag Archives: Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston’s MFA: We’re Not Stalking Our Visitors

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this eye-popping piece by Ellen Gamerman on museums and Big Data. When the Art Is Watching You Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts One morning … Continue reading

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Another MFA Sell-Off ‘For the Benefit of the Collection’

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts periodically pawns some of its current holdings in order to acquire better stuff, as in the Great Degas Swap of 2003. Something similar happened last year when the MFA sold … Continue reading

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Welcome to Boston’s Museum of Fine Apps

During his two-decade tenure as director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Malcolm Rogers has consistently strained to stretch the locals’ definition of art, from the photographs of Herb Ritts to the motorcars of Ralph Lauren. Now, as Rogers prepares to … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Over There!’ at the MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts the other day to catch a gallery talk about Over There! Posters from World War I and, say, it was swell. Curator Patrick Murphy took us on … Continue reading

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A Major Acquisition That Will ‘Altar’ MFA

A controversial but historically important artwork has been cleared by a British court to come to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. From The Art Newspaper: Anglican court says Benjamin West altarpiece can go to Boston City of London church to … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Leonard Lauder At Boston’s MFA

Last night Leonard Lauder – cosmetic executive, philanthropist, collector – came to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to to lecture about the collection of more than 100,000 postcards he’s donated to the MFA. And it was very fine. Lauder, a … Continue reading

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The Boston MFA’s African-American Artwork Haul

As the hardworking staff has reported (EXCLUSIVE!) on several occasions, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has sold off almost 150 African-American artworks for reasons that are, well, sort of vague. From a previous post: [A]n MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us … Continue reading

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Own A Piece Of Boston’s MFA

This coming Thursday Swann Galleries in New York is auctioning off a bundle of African-American artworks currently owned by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, as the hardworking staff has previously noted. Back then an MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us that … Continue reading

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Update: The Boston MFA’s African-American Artwork Sale

The hardworking staff got its chronology bollixed up in this post about the MFA, much to our chagrin and partly because of this misleading format on ArtDaily.org:   It turns out that story is really from several years ago (although … Continue reading

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Boston’s MFA Acquires Three New African-American Artworks, Sells More Than A Dozen Others

The MFA buyeth, and the the MFA selleth away. From ArtDaily.org: MFA Boston Acquires Three Paintings By 20th Century African-American Artists BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), recently acquired three paintings by leading African-American artists of the … Continue reading

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